Two recent additions to the collection.
1. is a scarce Sherlock Holmes Lestrade Sandblast tapered fishtail stem. I am a great fan of the Lestrade in its various guises,however I find this one particularly appealing,not only aesthetically but also from a practical point of view. The tapered fishtail stem in my opinion improves the pipes draw and aides the cleaning process by allowing the easier passage of a pipe cleaner.
2. is the Peterson Dalkey B11 Fishtail .The Peterson 'B' series indicates a shape which is debate-ably more eccentric than their classic counterparts. However, the B11 shape, is a lovely, large bent brandy sitter,which in my opinion is far from being unusual. To my mind it is aesthetically very pleasing. It is also very comfortable in the hand and like all B11's, it is deceptively lighter than it looks. The pipe here, is part of the new Dalkey series which features an attractive rich hazel stain,which is complemented by an orange coloured ring at the shank.